The spread of the coronavirus has led to the usual assortment of hucksters and grifters trying to take advantage; and US Republicans turn to insinuation and slurs against Calpers' CIO.
Despite the challenging environment, the Canadian pension fund is pushing ahead with ambitious expansion and investment plans in the region.
The country's private sector employees are increasingly looking to personal pension savings, dubbed Ideco, over concerns they aren't putting enough aside for retirement.
The country's companies are trying to shift their employees from defined benefit to defined contribution pension schemes to avoid spiralling pension payment costs.
For the Year of the Rat, AsianInvestor offers some financial and economic predictions. In this instalment, we ask whether Chinese pension funds will be allowed to invest overseas.
The $70 billion US fund is shutting its Asia branch after 12 years, following the exit of its regional private investment head and public equities team and amid China-US tensions.